Grace Blakeley is the New Statesman’s economics commentator and a research fellow at IPPR.
Co-ordinated state action is necessary to address climate change without harming the economy or inflicting the costs on the poorest.
Faced with Nissan’s retreat and the decline of manufacturing, the left should take inspiration from the radical 1976 Lucas Plan.
Having long insisted that there is no money left, the Conservatives are always able to find resources for their political needs.
A financialised economy and weak trade unions mean record employment has done little to increase workers’ pay.
Business leaders know that the free market isn’t working for the majority but continue to resist the transformative change needed.
Germany’s commitment to austerity and its refusal to support fundamental reform of the euro is recklessly complacent.
Until the economy’s overdependence on finance is ended, lower prices risk triggering a recession that costs us all.
The EU’s institutions are an innate obstacle to building a socialist economy.
To avoid economic blackmail by the markets, any socialist government would need to impose limits on the movement of money by investors.
Wage stagnation and austerity have left consumers too poor and indebted to allow stores to generate profits.